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LuaCalendar: Looking for guinea pigs...

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LuaCalendar: Looking for guinea pigs...

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I need a few volunteers to test a beta version of LuaCalendar that changes how Event Files work.

The Events no longer automatically repeat. There are several options for making events repeat.
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I'll guinea pig for you :)
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Isn't this the third time you change these? Happy to see if I can break it for you ;)
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first of all: this is super awesome!

but i think you are going into the wrong direction in creating a sophisticated event format here. even if you are going to create a user interface to create/manipulate events, it will stay insular.
nowadays as everybody uses multiple devices and stores calendar data in the cloud wouldn't it be smarter to read Google Calendar format?
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Alex Becherer wrote:everybody uses multiple devices and stores calendar data in the cloud
I don't... :sly:
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Alex Becherer wrote:first of all: this is super awesome!

but i think you are going into the wrong direction in creating a sophisticated event format here. even if you are going to create a user interface to create/manipulate events, it will stay insular.
nowadays as everybody uses multiple devices and stores calendar data in the cloud wouldn't it be smarter to read Google Calendar format?
I'm looking into opening support for the iCal format, but I cannot promise anything. First thing first, I need to make sure that the work I have done so far on repeating events works properly.

I'm also going to retain support for the xml style I have already adopted for those who do not use other programs that support the iCal file format.
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I can pig out for you, too. :)

@Alex, Google Calendar is something most of us want. Unfortunately, as it has been discussed before, Google has messed up their gcal feed, providing insane results depending on your last entries (not on the upcomming events). Until they can give us a better way of displaying our next events, our hands are tight.
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Still no hick-ups while testing here :)

It appears from the Enigma 4 beta, that it is going to try to support the Google calendar:
http://rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=12881
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Getting iCal would be great :great:
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eclectic-tech wrote:It appears from the Enigma 4 beta, that it is going to try to support the Google calendar
Smurfier actually wrote that feature. ;)

I think the XML approach is a good one. Rather than have one script try to parse many disparate formats, a two-stage system - in which you have separate functions to convert iCal, Google Calendar, et al. into XML, and then display from the XML - is more modular and easier to maintain.
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@Kaelri

Agreed!

I gathered from your post that Smurfier had a large part with Enigma 4...
I need to give special thanks to smurfier, who has been a huge help to me this cycle. Among many other things, he's contributed his latest features from LuaCalendar, and he's tightened up some of my code considerably. If you like what you see in Enigma 4, be sure to thank him.
And I almost forgot: @Smurfier THANKS A BUNCH!!! :thumbup: